Matched Betting Question High street bank or online bank - which do you use?

What sort of bank account do you use for MB?

  • Just my regular High Street current account

    Votes: 2 50.0%
  • Another account with my same High Street bank

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • An account in another High Street bank altogether

    Votes: 1 25.0%
  • Starling

    Votes: 1 25.0%
  • Monzo

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    4

HD26

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Okay, so what type of bank does everyone use for all your lovely matched bettingness? :)

Do you use a separate account with your usual High Street bank? I've read that's not such a good idea because evidence of what looks like betting may bite you in the ass, loan application-wise, later on.

Or do you use something like Monzo or Starling on your mobile? Sounds safer, but would those banks be a red flag to bookies and they might gub you sooner?

I'd like to try MB but I'm stuck on this basic question of how best to fund it. Thanks.
 

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Okay, so what type of bank does everyone use for all your lovely matched bettingness? :)

Do you use a separate account with your usual High Street bank? I've read that's not such a good idea because evidence of what looks like betting may bite you in the ass, loan application-wise, later on.

Or do you use something like Monzo or Starling on your mobile? Sounds safer, but would those banks be a red flag to bookies and they might gub you sooner?

I'd like to try MB but I'm stuck on this basic question of how best to fund it. Thanks.
Just my regular HSBC account for me - never had a problem getting a loan with HSBC since I started doing this god knows how many years ago lol
 

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Use Starling. App-based, easy to use for deposits and withdrawals, including notifications of money in/out.

Very impressed with Starling.
 

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Use Starling. App-based, easy to use for deposits and withdrawals, including notifications of money in/out.

Very impressed with Starling.
I'm still in two minds about Starling. It's a name I keep seeing, but I don't like the idea of having to use Starling from my phone. I'm much happier using my PC and full-sized keyboard.
 

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I'm still in two minds about Starling. It's a name I keep seeing, but I don't like the idea of having to use Starling from my phone. I'm much happier using my PC and full-sized keyboard.
You wouldn't have to use the Starling app on your phone to do matched betting if that's what you are worried about
 

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Do you mean once I've got a Starling account via my phone, that I could use the website to do all my matched betting stuff?
 

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Do you mean once I've got a Starling account via my phone, that I could use the website to do all my matched betting stuff?
You do matched betting on betting sites

You don't do any of it via your online banking or anything. You simply make deposits by using your debit card like you would do if you purchase any product online.
 

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